Alexander Rossi News
|Friday, April 03, 2015 1:08AM
Bahrain International Circuit was the backdrop for the final pre-season GP2 Series test, with all teams attending the three day session ahead of the first race of the season. Alexander Rossi completed a strong and positive second test with Racing Engineering, and the three days showcased the strength of the series, with the top drivers just tenths of a second apart, and highlighted the calibre of teams competing in the 2015 season.
The first morning session was met with high temperatures and a dusty track, and saw most teams utilising the time to develop the set up of their cars rather than place indicative performance times. Alexander completed ten laps with a best time of 1:42.801s which...
|Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:32AM
The 2015 GP2 Series year kicked off in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina Circuit with all teams attending the first of the two pre-season tests.
The first session took place on Monday morning and with the circuit suffering from dusty and windy conditions, most of the teams used the first two hours of the session to work on the set-up of their cars. Towards the end of the first morning Alexander went fastest with a time of 1:50.845s, a positive start to the three day test.
Throughout the afternoon times were nearly two seconds quicker as the circuit became clean and the drivers were more...
|Friday, February 27, 2015 5:51AM
Friday Feburary 27th, California, USA
Racing Engineering are pleased to announce that Alexander Rossi will drive alongside Jordan King for the 2015 GP2 Series. The 23 year old Californian will drive the number 8 car with the Spanish team for his first full season in GP2.
Alexander began racing in karts in 2002 and just four years later, after winning National and International championships, he became the youngest ever open wheel racing Champion in American racing history. In 2008 the young American won the Formula BMW World Champion holding the most series poles (10) and...
|Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:35AM
Alexander Rossi: With the holidays and New Year fast approaching, I find myself busy preparing for a 2015 race program. This is also a good time to reflect on 2014 and it's important for me to share my journey and my appreciation towards all of you. This year has been an invaluable chapter in my racing career, as my pursuit of an F1 seat continued. Most years of a racecar driver’s career are important and memorable; however, this one had some extraordinary peaks and valleys filled with success, tragedy, new relationships, opportunities, missed opportunities, heartache and disappointment, but most of all, gratitude.
As an F1 Official Reserve and Test Driver for the past three seasons, I’ve been...
|Thursday, December 04, 2014 11:23AM
Published: Dec 1, 2014
California's Alexander Rossi spent the last six years working his way up the European open-wheel ladder, reaching Formula 1 as a test and reserve driver for the Caterham and Marussia teams.
Upon his arrival Europe, Rossi embarked on a season of IFM followed by a year in GP3, two seasons of World Series by Renault 3.5 and he just completed two years in GP2, giving the experienced-beyond-his-years 23-year-old a wealth of knowledge in some of the toughest open-wheel categories. With an impressive foundation in place, Rossi has set his sights on a new target, and says he's shifted his...
|Friday, August 22, 2014 10:38AM
Friday August 22nd, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Alexander Rossi: #42
Free Practice 1
Best time: 1:57.232
Number of laps: 20
Track Length: 7.004 km
Weather Conditions: Dry
Alexander Rossi had an eventful start to the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix weekend after being called up to race for the Marussia F1 Team.
Alexander joined the Marussia F1 Team as Official Reserve Driver during the Hungarian Grand Prix last month. This weekend he was immediately called upon to race for the team at the famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for his debut Formula 1 start. However, following further developments, it was announced this morning that Max Chilton would resume his...
|Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:29AM
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Thursday 21 August 2014, 16.30hrs CET/15.30hrs GMT
The Marussia F1 Team will provide Alexander Rossi with the opportunity to make his Grand Prix debut at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps.
Alexander will race alongside Jules Bianchi, substituting for Max Chilton while contractual issues are resolved.
Alexander joined the Team as Reserve Driver last month, the announcement coming at the Hungarian Grand Prix. He has taken part in a number of Friday morning Free Practice 1 sessions with his previous team but this weekend will see him ‘racing’ a Formula 1 car for the first time.
|Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:11AM
The Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that Alexander Rossi has been appointed to the role of Official Reserve Driver for the remainder of the 2014 season.
The 22 year old American joins the Team with immediate effect from this weekend’s Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2014.
Alexander has spent the past two seasons in the role of reserve driver for the Caterham F1 Team, whilst also competing in the GP2 Series.
With the Marussia F1 Team, he will be on hand throughout the season to deputise for either race driver in the event that they are unable to compete.
John Booth ƒ| Team Principal
|Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:00AM
Car #27 - Alexander Rossi – P4
Weather: Air temp 32˚C / Track temp 45˚C - Dry
Car #27 - Alexander Rossi – P9 – 1:23.965
Weather: Air temp 34˚C / Track temp 58˚C - Dry
Car #27 - Alexander Rossi
Started – P9
Finished - DNF
Circuit Length: 4.574 km
Race length: 173.812 km
Weather: Air temp 38˚C / track temp 55˚C
Car #27 - Alexander Rossi
Started – P25
Finished - P7
Circuit Length: 4.574 km
Race length: 123.498 km
Weather: Air temp 25˚C / track temp 32˚C – wet and driving conditions
|Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:58AM
Alexander Rossi will join Campos Racing this weekend for the sixth round of the 2014 GP2 Series Championship. Following his decision announced earlier today to part ways with Caterham F1 Team, and subsequent EQ8 Caterham Racing seat, Alexander will take the place of Kimiya Sato and partner the Spanish racing team for one weekend.
Adrian Campos: ″We are very pleased to welcome a driver of Alexander's speed and experience into our GP2 team and we're looking forward to a good weekend in Hockenheim. It's a great opportunity for both us and Alexander and we're confident that he will settle into the car very quickly and we will work together to get the absolute maximum out of the weekend. He will replace Kimiya Sato who is currently...